Savant meets Savant

Daniel Tammet (the guy with the incredibble brain) meets Kim Peek (The real Rainman).

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+17 1. AmazingNixxo commented 14 years ago

Interesting! Good video!
Although I recommend seeing the whole thing. It is a very good documentary! And if I remember tight this is part of a BBC Horizon documentary.
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+6 2. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 14 years ago

Sounds alot less incredible for all those people that dropped acid! jk :(|)
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+10 3. theShamus commented 14 years ago

shame about the off-sync sound near the end; a very interesting topic!
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+10 4. irishgek commented 14 years ago

The human mind is so amazing its like the autistic girl that suddenly was able to type and spell no problem ....

It could be the beginning of a new understanding on whats going on in side there minds , if he can read a page in 8 seconds and remember 98% just think what is possible.

Like my friend who can do a rubix cube behind his back in seconds he knows and will tell you (he has autisim) its because he did it so many times he just knows every combination , i beat him in back gammon once ....first time i ever played he got real up set untill i explained i kept asking him what to do as i had no clue ...he beat him self and he got a migrane and was in bits over it i felt so bad for him.
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-4 5. pidgeburger commented 14 years ago

Geez he sounds like Ali G...
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+10 6. JaeMarie commented 14 years ago

Synesthesia is fascinating. I actually have a form of it (there's over 60 types)that effects the way I see days of the week, months of the year, and some numbers. They take a spacial quality, where I "feel" the days of the week in a flat oval in front of me (each day remains at a specific point of the oval) and the months of the year create a similar oval, but running above my head (february) curving down in front of me (summer months hit about waist high) and curving below my feet and back up behind me (nov, dec, and jan) to my head. Where numbers end up is too complicated to explain effectively.

I honestly thought this was completely normal and that everyone did this, because it's the way I've always seen things and never thought to question it. I'm 38 now, and only about 3 years ago heard about synesthesia. After talking to my sister, I found she does similar things but more associated with colors (certain colors "feel" soft, hard, sharp). She also, thought everyone else did it too.
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+2 7. Dragon commented 14 years ago

wow who needs computers if everybody can do that
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+3 9. thundercash commented 14 years ago

He is Like in Neo, dont see images Just numbers, "the Code"
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+4 10. Usdevildoggmc commented 14 years ago

Btw Kim Peek actually died a couple months ago... I think like 2 1/2 I'm not sure... 1 of the most fascinating men I've ever seen. Watch his videos on Utube.
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+3 11. RandurSource commented 14 years ago

#10 December 9, 2009 to be exact. Such a shame
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-3 12. huldu commented 14 years ago

Im proud to be normal.
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+2 13. karl_os commented 14 years ago

We -as humanity- reached the moon, but do not yet understand the full pontential of our inner universe, aka our Brain. Great post.
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+1 14. PortugaL26 commented 14 years ago

#(removed comment) thanks a lot. i was searching for it ;)
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-1 15. Dubsteppah commented 14 years ago

Heyy I saw this about 3 or 4 years ago on T.V